Social Sciences (SSCI)

SSCI 236     Sid-Comm Org for Environ Just     3 Credit Hours

Full Title: Sem in Detroit: Community Organizing for Environmental Justice. This course serves as an elective course for the Semester in Detroit (SiD) program. This course looks at movements, resistance, resilience, and liberation as it pertains to environmental justice. A growing body of evidence reveals that people of color and low-income persons have borne greater environmental and health risks than the society at large in their neighborhood, workplace, and playgrounds. We will connect history, current events, and real-life experiences to local organizing and movement struggles that build power for our communities. We will utilize highly interactive popular education methods where participants share political analysis, learn facilitation and organizing skills, and think together about long-term, transformative strategies to build environmental, racial and economic justice.

SSCI 302     SiD-Intern Seminar     2 Credit Hours

Full Title: Semester in Detroit: Internship Reflection Seminar This course serves as a core course for the Semester in Detroit (SiD) program. The primary purpose of this class is to provide a supportive, yet challenging learning space for reflecting on your Detroit internship experiences this semester. There are three main sources of material for this class: you, the internship, and Detroit. While, in theory, each is distinct, in practice, all three are interwined and interact and affect one another. Your challenge will be learning to see more clearly the interactions among these domains. Students must apply to, and be accepted by UM-Ann Arbor's Semester in Detroit program to enroll in this course.

Corequisite(s): URS 301

SSCI 390     Topics in Social Sciences     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Examination of problems and issues in selected areas of social science. Title as listed in the Schedule of Classes will change according to content. Course may be repeated for credit when the specific topic differs. (OC)

Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

*An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally